Waste: Management and Reduction Assignment
Waste: Management and Reduction
In 2012, Americans alone produced over 250 million tons of garbage. One large component of this waste consisted of oil-based plastic bags, which are used by grocers, restaurants, and stores nationwide. In order to reduce this source of waste, many countries are banning plastic bags or taxing customers for their use. Discuss at least two environmental problems caused by such extensive plastic bag use. If you were in charge of environmental policy, what plan might you propose to reduce or eliminate their use? Discuss the economic impacts of implementing your plan versus the financial impacts of making no change in our current use.
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